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Quirke (series)

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The Quirke series of crime novels, written by Irish novelist John Banville under the pen name Benjamin Black, centers on the titular character, a pathologist in 1950s Dublin. The series is published by Henry Holt & Co. in the U.S.. The first novel, Christine Falls, was first released by Picador in the U.K. in 2006; it was published in the U.S. a year later.

Banville has stated that he drew from his experiences when he first moved to Dublin to inform the Quirke series:

Television adaptation

A three-part miniseries based on the novels stars Gabriel Byrne as Quirke. The series first aired on RTÉ One in Ireland in early 2014.[2]


  1. Christine Falls (2007)
  2. The Silver Swan (2008)
  3. Elegy for April (2010)
  4. A Death in Summer (2011)
  5. Vengeance (2012)
  6. Holy Orders (2013)
  7. Even the Dead (2016)


  1. ^ Ellis-Petersen, Hannah (23 May 2014). "John Banville: 'Quirke comes from the damaged recesses of my Irish soul'". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-10-28.
  2. ^ "New "Irish noir" drama Quirke begins tonight". RTÉ. 16 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-28.
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